4 to 6 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 18 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
This program has been conceptualized to enable you to gain skills necessary to identify and assess ethical and legal issues, to think and write about crucial ethical issues and develop and examine polices associated with healthcare.
TOTAL CREDITS: 14
Next Commencement Date
Why study this program?
Healthcare is one of a few professions that set a code of decorum for its professionals. In yester years the relationship between the doctor and patient was paternalistic but todays scenario has changed. The advancement of medical science and technology has made it extremely important to maintain an accord between medicine and ethics to safe guard against malefaction in the field of medicine and research.
Medical law and Bio ethics are a branch of law concerned with the rights and responsibilities of the health care providers and patients. It provides an opportunity to help addressing critical areas such as health disparities, clinical negligence, the uninsured, child and adolescent health, stem cell research, euthanasia, breach of confidentiality etc. Medical law and bioethics is an expanding field which is undergoing massive changes. There is significant change in attitude of the people towards health, health services, and they also understand that there is a need to balance ethics along with science more than ever.
The course 'Advanced Certificate In Medical Law And Bio Ethics' offered by James Lind Institute can be taken up by professionals looking to develop their legal knowledge of law and ethics of medicine .The course has been designed to enable professionals to cultivate skills required to identify and analyze ethical and legal dilemmas, to think and write over the critical issues and create and scrutinize polices related to health issues. The structured curriculum helps the students to be abreast of the cutting-edge legal developments and theory. This course covers the traditional areas and specialized areas of the medical law and bio ethics which enables professionals to specialize and develop a particular expertise which opens up new opportunities for them in health care sector or academics.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
MODULE 02: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
MODULE 03: INDIAN HEALTHCARE CASE LAWS
MODULE 04: IMPORTANT MEDICAL LAWS IN INDIA - PART 1, 2 & 3
MODULE 05: MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT & THE LAW
MODULE 06: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOETHICS
MODULE 07: ETHICS IN PHARMACEUTICALS & DRUG DEVELOPMENT
TOTAL CREDITS: 14
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:
One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.
Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- Any degree in Law
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.
Candidates without the above mentioned educational prerequisite who have some work experience and wish to enter the healthcare industry may also be eligible for this program. Please contact our counsellors to discuss your case.
What support will I receive?
Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the e-Campus to discuss any coursework related issues.
Each student enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics Course (ACMLB) is also assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
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Having undertaken a training program in medical law and bioethics is an advantage for every person working in the healthcare industry in any capacity. People with such training can find employment with healthcare consulting companies, hospitals, law firms, NGO's and other similar organizations.
The curriculum for the medical law training and its course material provided to students is as per the expectations of the industry. Although theoretical aspects of all topics are detailed but emphasis is also laid on their practical aspects wherever applicable. Mentors/tutors are always available for supporting students throughout the program duration